Le’Veon Bell is typically a sure bet in the last couple seasons, and this week is no exception. Cincinnati defense is average at best, ranking around the middle of the pack in both passing and rushing defense. And the best part is Bell should get a big boost this week when Big Ben is expected to come back.
“It feels good again, we’re moving forward pretty good,” Roethlisberger said afterward. Big Ben can now be considered 100 percent certain to start against the Bengals. He immediately slides back in as a top-five fantasy option at quarterback.
With Big Ben back under center, that should draw defenders away from Bell and stay downfield to cover Antonio Brown and co.
*Note: stats below are based on footballoutsiders.com’s DVOA analysis, be sure to check out their explanation on DVOA if you haven’t read about it before.